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Meet Our Philadelphia Optometrist and Team

Our eye doctor in Northeast Philadelphia is Dr. Uri Schechter, O. D. As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right optometry qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care.
As your eye doctor in Cheltenham and Jenkintown,  he is an expert in diagnosing and treating eye diseases and vision problems. With a personal and friendly service our doctor will examine your eyes and offer the most advanced eye care treatments available.

Your Philadelphia Eye Doctor

Read below about Dr. Schechter your Northeast Philadelphia eye doctor at Fox Chase Family Eye Care. Learn about his experience, qualifications and medical education.

Before, during and after your next eye exam, our friendly eye care team will ensure that your visit is a pleasant and comfortable one.

Our comprehensive eye care program is an important part of your preventive health care. Because many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms it is important that you schedule an eye exam on a regular basis.


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Uri Schechter, O.D.

Dr. Schechter attended Towson University in Baltimore before moving to Philadelphia, where he completed his optometric degree at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. While at PCO, Dr. Schechter completed an Advanced Studies course in the area of contact lenses where he focused on fitting specialty contact lenses.

In addition to contact lenses, Dr. Schechter enjoys practicing medical optometry focusing on dry eyes, diabetes and glaucoma.

Despite his passion for treating his patients’ eyes, what really makes him love his job is the interaction with his patients. His warm personality and friendly smile make his patients feel welcome at Fox Chase Family Eye Care.

Dr. Schechter is a member of the American Optometric Association and attends many lectures and conferences to keep up with the ever-changing science and technology. In fact, at Fox Chase all of the staff members are required to stay up-to-date on the latest technology to ensure that the patients are getting the best care possible.

When not working, Dr. Schechter loves to spend time with his lovely wife and 3 wonderful children.

Fox Chase Family Eye Care was founded by Dr. Lance Dunoff. Dr. Dunoff has since passed away and Dr. Schechter has run the practice for the last few years.

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Erin Donohoe C.P.O.

Practice Manager/Patient Coordinator

Erin Donohoe has been working in Healthcare for over 32 years. She gained much of her medical knowledge while working as a Registered Nurse for almost 20 years. After retiring from the nursing field in 2005, she decided to change directions from a clinical perspective, and return to her first love of a more intimate role in a smaller private practice setting, as a medical secretary and patient coordinator. She continued to further her career, by becoming a Certified Coding Associate, with the American Health Information Management Association in 2009. She received her under-graduate degree from Arcadia University in 1990. She resides in Philadelphia, PA with her husband of 20 years and her five children. Email me


Beth Kane

Ophthalmic Technician

Beth joined the Fox Chase Family Eye Care team in April 2012. She graduated from Archbishop Ryan and has worked as an optometric technician since 2006. She enjoys interacting with our patients on a daily basis. In her free time, she loves spending time with her 2 children and husband.


Heather Balter


Heather began her optical career in 1993 at Pearl Vision in Dover, Delaware. After working there for a couple of years she moved to Pennsylvania and continued in the optical industry working for a small family owned business for the next 24 years. She really enjoys talking to patients and helping them find the eye wear that best suits their lifestyle. When she's not working, Heather is a busy mom to her two lovely daughters.


Carmen Parker-Mayers

Medical Receptionist

Carmen Parker-Mayers started working in the optometric field in 2008. After working at several different positions, she decided to take on the role of medical receptionist at Fox Chase Family Eye Care. She enjoys interacting with patients and their families to help make sure they achieve a great eye care experience. When not working, Carmen enjoys spending time with her husband and being outdoors.


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